John E. Savage

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John Edmund Savage is an American computer scientist and An Wang Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Brown University. At his retirement in 2019, Savage was one of the longest-serving faculty members in Brown's history. [1]

Savage earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1965, under the supervision of Irwin M. Jacobs.[2] After leaving MIT, he worked briefly for Bell Laboratories before joining the Brown faculty in 1967.[1] He is the author of the book Models of Computation: Exploring the Power of Computing (Addison-Wesley, 1998).[3] In 1979 he and Andries Van Dam co-founded Brown's Computer Science program. Savage served as the department's second chair from 1985 to 1991.[4]

Savage was named an ACM Fellow for "fundamental contributions to theoretical computer science, information theory, and VLSI design, analysis and synthesis".[5] He is a life fellow of the IEEE,[6] and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[7] He was appointed as An Wang professor in 2011.[8]


  1. ^ a b Faculty profile, Brown University Computer Science Dept., retrieved 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ John Edmund Savage at the Mathematics Genealogy Project.
  3. ^ Available online under a Creative Commons license as of 2008.
  4. ^ "John Savage's Home Page". Retrieved 2019-03-11.
  5. ^ ACM Fellow award citation, retrieved 2012-03-02.
  6. ^ IEEE Computer Society Fellows Archived 2012-02-19 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2012-03-02.
  7. ^ List of AAAS fellows Archived 2014-01-15 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 2012-03-02.
  8. ^ John Savage Honored with Named Professorship, Brown University Computer Science Dept., May 28, 2011, retrieved 2012-03-02.